The Creativity Center

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Open Life Drawing Session With Model

Fee: on a donation basis

Monitored life drawing session (no instructor) offered to all. Pay what you wish. Open to the public and all enrolled students.

Friday June 13 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Friday July 11 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Introductory classes:

Watercolor Workshop

This class is suitable for students who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills. Color mixing, and individual projects will be emphasized. Contact instructor at for materials list.

8 Tuesdays, May 27-July 15

6:00-8:00 pm.

$165  + $8.25 registration fee.

J Cianflone

Beginning Drawing

Almost all art starts out with drawing as the firststep. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, cover the basics of shading,crosshatching, proportion and size. Learn to use shape, line and texture. Contact instructor at for materials list.

6 Thursdays, May 29-July 3

6:00-8:00 pm

$135 + $8.25 registration fee.

J Cianflone

Intro to Ceramics

All levels are welcome in this handbuilding and wheelthrowing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases etc… A materials list will be provided upon registration.

8 Tuesdays, May 27 – July 15

6:30 pm-9:30 pm

$300 + $8.25 registration fee.

D. Hughes

Introduction to Life Sculpture

An introduction to sculpting from a live model in clay. Topics will include proportion, facial features, basic anatomy and expression.

6 Wednesdays , June 11 – July 16

6:30 pm -9:30 pm

$265 + $8.25 registration fee (model fee included)

R. Mineo

Contemporary Life Painting

Explore contemporary approaches to life painting. A variety of materials such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel etc. will be discussed and demonstrated. One pose per session.
Section 1:  5 Thursdays, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm,

May 29 – June 26

$238 + $8.25 registration fee.

David Fox

Section 2:  5 Thursdays, July  3 – July 31, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

$238 + $8.25 registration fee.

David Fox

Introduction to Printmaking

This class is an introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, students will learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express their ideas.

Section 1: 5 Thursdays, May 29 – June 26

9:30 am -12:30 pm

$188 + $8.25 registration fee.

David Fox

Section 2: 5 Thursdays, July 3 – July 31

9:30am -12:30pm

$188 + $8.25 registration fee.

David Fox


This introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Students will learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

5 Thursdays, May 29 – June 26

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

$188 + $8.25 registration fee.


Collage to Painting Workshop

April 28, 10am – 3pm

Fee:  $50 + $8.25

This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting while stressing the importance of intuition, play and experiment.  Working from a variety of natural and man-made forms (objects provided by the instructor) participants will make cutouts working from observation, memory and imagination.  The cutouts will become material for painting and will help generate opportunities for the unexpected.  Work will begin simply becoming progressively more complex as each participant is urged to push the limits of the mediums and their ideas.

Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop

Friday, June 27

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$185 + $8.25 registration fee

Take a step by step look into look into the technique and art of wet plate collodion, using antique brass lenses, and the benefits it hold over modern processes. Through demonstrations students will learn how to clean, coat, sensitize, expose, develop, and varnish glass plates. Maximum 5 participants.

Altered Books Workshop

Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$190 + $8.25 registration fee

In this workshop the book will become a canvas for new ideas and imagery. Instructor, Merike Van Zantan, will guide participants through two engaging days where books will be used and viewed in a new and unique way. The book will be used for more than their pages, covers, and words, they will be used as raw materials to re-arrange, re-image, and recycle into unique art objects.